Sharjah: Following the Indian Premier League (IPL) excitement that had gripped cricket fans around the world, Sharjah will stage a similar Twenty20 league from Friday.

Bangladesh Twenty20 League, which will be called Port-City Cricket League (PCL) and supported by Bashundhara group with ATN Bangla as media partners, will see some of the finest Twenty20 players from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in action during the next eight days.

This is the second edition of this tournament which attracted a huge response in Bangladesh last year. The league is being held here as the cricket grounds in Bangladesh are undergoing renovation for the ICC cricket World Cup matches to be held there next year.

"We have made all arrangements and provided them with all facilities for the tournament which could be a huge success owing to the large number of Bangladesh expatriates living here. It will be a nice opportunity to see their top cricketers in action too," Mazhar Khan, secretary, Sharjah Cricket Council, said to Gulf News.


March 26: 3pm: Mohammadan Sporting Club vs Top Sports Noakhali, 6.40pm: Dhaka Sports Club vs Bangladesh Biman Club

March 27: 3pm: Brothers Union Club vs Chittagong Tigers, 6.40pm: Pirates of Chittagong vs Bengal Tigers India.

March 28: 3pm: Dhaka Sports Club vs Bengal Tigers India, 6.40pm: Mohammadan Sporting Club vs Chittagong Tigers.

March 29: 3pm: Pirates of Chittagong vs Bangladesh Biman Club, 6.40pm: Brothers Union Club vs Top Sports Noakhali.

March 30: 3pm: Chittagong Tigers vs Top Sports Noakhali, 6.40pm: Bengal Tigers India vs Bangladesh Biman Club.

March 31: 3pm: Mohammadan Sporting Club vs Brothers Union Club, 6.40pm: Dhaka Sports Club vs Pirates of Chittagong.

April 1: 3pm: Top team Group A vs Runners up Group B, 6.40pm: Top team Group B vs Runners up Group A.

April 2: 6.40pm: Winner of first semi-final vs winner of second semi-final.